By Ayinde Muhammad
President Ahmed Bola Tinubu has successfully secured an agreement with the authority of the United Arab Emirates to resume flight to and fro Nigeria.
This was made possible after the Nigerian President met with his UAE counterpart, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on Monday (September 11, 2023).
This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
According to him, Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines are to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria.
“As negotiated between the two Heads of State, this immediate restoration of flight activity, through these two airlines and between the two countries, does not involve any immediate payment by the Nigerian government”
The Chief Media Adviser said president Tinubu’s economic development diplomacy presented to other countries involve Multi billion dollars worth of investment that cut across defense, agriculture and others.
According to him, “President Tinubu is pleased to have successfully negotiated a joint, new foreign exchange liquidity programmes between the two Governments, which will be announced in detail in the coming weeks.
Ngelale said the President wishes to commend the UAE President, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for his unalloyed friendship and his determined effort to join hands with him to fully normalize and reset to excellence, the standard of relations between the two countries.